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*Subject*: [mg83892] Re: how draw box with open front
*From*: "Kevin J. McCann" <Kevin.McCann at umbc.edu>
*Date*: Mon, 3 Dec 2007 07:13:26 -0500 (EST)
*Organization*: University System of Maryland
*References*: <200711301028.FAA07652@smc.vnet.net> <firebj$rpi$1@smc.vnet.net>
Murray,
I am using WindowsXP and I successfully printed the box to my printer
(HP5400) and to a PDF file. The latter looks fine on screen and when
printed as well. I am not sure where your problem arises.
Kevin
Murray Eisenberg wrote:
> With most helpful suggestions from Kevin McCann to use Polygon in the
> Graphics3D, I've come up with the following which looks the way I want
> in Mathematica (6):
>
> With[{y = 0.85},
> case = Graphics3D[{
> EdgeForm[{Thick, Black}], LightGray, Opacity[0.7],
> Polygon[{{0, 0, 0}, {1, 0, 0}, {1, y, 0}, {0, y, 0}, {0, 0, 0}}],
> Opacity[0.7],
> Polygon[{{1, 0, 0}, {1, y, 0}, {1, y, 1}, {1, 0, 1}, {1, 0, 0}}],
> Polygon[{{0, 0, 1}, {1, 0, 1}, {1, y, 1}, {0, y, 1}, {0, 0, 1}}],
> Polygon[{{0, y, 0}, {1, y, 0}, {1, y, 1}, {0, 1 y, 1}, {0, y,
> 0}}], Polygon[{{0, 0, 0}, {0, y, 0}, {0, y, 1}, {0, 0, 1}, {0,
> 0, 0}}],
> {Thick, Dashed, Line[{{1, y, 0}, {0.75, y, 0}}],
> Line[{{0, y, 1}, {0, y, 0.8}}]},
> txt["y", {1, 0.35, 0.95}], txt["y", {1.105, 0.35, 0.1}],
> txt["x", {0.6, 0.7, 1.1}], txt["x", {1.12, 0.6, 0.65}]
> },
> Boxed -> False, Lighting -> "Neutral", ViewPoint -> {1, -2, 0.75}]
> ]
>
> However, if I Export "case" as EPS and then view it in GhostView (or
> incorporate it into a LaTeX source and distill the result to pdf), I now
> see spurious dashed grid lines across the polygonal faces -- in white
> against the back and left-side polygons and in light gray across the top
> and right-side polygons. There's also one spurious diagonal drawn
> across each of those polygons.
>
> What happened? How can these spurious elements be eliminated in the
> exported file?
>
> Note that I believe I'm really forced to export to EPS, since the
> ultimate target is for inclusion in a LaTeX document where the EPS
> format is required so that TeX can determine the bounding box.
>
> Murray Eisenberg wrote:
>> In Mathematica 6, what's the best way to draw a convincing box
>> (rectangular parallelepiped) with an open front?
>>
>> Of course I tried Cuboid, but no matter how I try to treat the faces, it
>> still looks like the front is solid, too.
>
>
--
Kevin J. McCann
Research Associate Professor
JCET/Physics
Physics Building
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250
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